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The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Wales) Regulations 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Title, application and commencement

    2. 2.Expiry

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.The competent authority

  3. PART 2

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 5.Requirement for a certificate or temporary certificate

      2. 6.Operations which require a certificate or temporary certificate

      3. 7.Certificates

      4. 8.Conditions for a certificate

      5. 9.Temporary certificates

      6. 10.Conditions for a temporary certificate

      7. 11.Grant of certificates and temporary certificates

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 12.Requirement for a licence

      2. 13.Operations which require a licence

      3. 14.Exceptions to the requirement for a licence

      4. 15.Licences

      5. 16.Conditions for a licence

      6. 17.Grant of licences

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 18.Refusal to grant a certificate, temporary certificate or licence

      2. 19.Suspension or revocation of a certificate, temporary certificate or licence

      3. 20.Modification of a certificate or licence

      4. 21.Refusal to modify a certificate or licence

      5. 22.Appeals

      6. 23.WASK licences

      7. 24.Fees

  4. PART 3

    1. 25.Additional requirements for slaughterhouses

    2. 26.Additional requirements for killing animals other than in slaughterhouses

    3. 27.Additional requirements for killing animals in accordance with religious rites

    4. 28.Killing animals other than those to which the EU Regulation applies

  5. PART 4

    1. 29.Depopulation operations

  6. PART 5

    1. 30.Offences

    2. 31.Obstruction offences

    3. 32.Offences by bodies corporate

    4. 33.Penalties

  7. PART 6

    1. 34.Inspectors

    2. 35.Power to enter premises

    3. 36.Warrants

    4. 37.Power to inspect and seize

    5. 38.Enforcement notices

    6. 39.Appeals against enforcement notices

    7. 40.Power of local authority to prosecute

    8. 41.Time limit for prosecutions

  8. PART 7

    1. 42.Notices

    2. 43.Consequential and supplementary amendments

    3. 44.Transitional provision: certificates

    4. 45.Transitional provision: slaughterhouses (layout, construction and equipment)

    5. 46.Revocations

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSES

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Scope

      2. PART 2 Layout, construction and equipment of slaughterhouses

        1. 3.General requirements

        2. 4.Animals delivered other than in containers

        3. 5.Lairages other than field lairages

        4. 6.Field lairages

        5. 7.Shackle lines

        6. 8.Stunning pens

        7. 9.Facilities for horses

      3. PART 3 Handling operations

        1. 10.General requirements

        2. 11.Inspection of animals

        3. 12.Animals which have experienced pain or suffering and unweaned animals

        4. 13.Animals delivered other than in containers

        5. 14.The driving of animals

        6. 15.Moving animals with care

        7. 16.Instruments for guiding animals

        8. 17.Lairaging of animals

      4. PART 4 Restraining operations

        1. 18.General requirement

        2. 19.Restraining bovine animals

        3. 20.Suspending poultry

        4. 21.Shackle lines

        5. 22.Restraining operations

      5. PART 5 Stunning and killing operations

        1. 23.General requirements

        2. 24.Penetrative captive bolts

        3. 25.Non-penetrative captive bolts

        4. 26.Percussive blow to the head

        5. 27.Electrical stunning other than by waterbath

        6. 28.Electrical stunning by waterbath

        7. 29.Exposure to gas – pigs

        8. 30.Exposure to gas – poultry

        9. 31.Bleeding or pithing

        10. 32.Horses

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR KILLING ANIMALS OTHER THAN IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES

      1. PART 1 Introductory

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Scope

        3. 3.Exemptions

      2. PART 2 Layout, construction and equipment of premises

        1. 4.General requirements

        2. 5.Animals delivered other than in containers

        3. 6.Lairages other than field lairages

        4. 7.Field lairages

        5. 8.Shackle lines

        6. 9.Stunning pens

        7. 10.Facilities for horses

      3. PART 3 Handling operations

        1. 11.General requirements

        2. 12.Inspection of animals

        3. 13.Animals which have experienced pain or suffering and unweaned animals

        4. 14.Emergency killing

        5. 15.Animals delivered other than in containers

        6. 16.The lifting or dragging of animals

        7. 17.The driving of animals

        8. 18.Moving animals with care

        9. 19.Instruments to guide animals

        10. 20.Instruments to make animals move

        11. 21.Treatment of animals

        12. 22.Lairaging of animals

        13. 23.Handling of animals delivered in containers

        14. 24.Killing of animals delivered in containers

        15. 25.Poultry awaiting killing at place of purchase

      4. PART 4 Restraining operations

        1. 26.General requirement

        2. 27.Restraining bovine animals

        3. 28.Electric currents

        4. 29.Tying legs

        5. 30.Suspending animals

        6. 31.Shackle lines

        7. 32.Restraining operations

      5. PART 5 Stunning and killing operations

        1. 33.General requirements

        2. 34.Penetrative captive bolts

        3. 35.Non-penetrative captive bolts

        4. 36.Percussive blow to the head

        5. 37.Electrical stunning other than by waterbath

        6. 38.Electrical stunning by waterbath

        7. 39.Exposure to gas – prohibition

        8. 40.Exposure to gas – pigs

        9. 41.Exposure to gas – poultry

        10. 42.Bleeding or pithing

        11. 43.Horses

        12. 44.Surplus chicks in hatchery waste

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR KILLING ANIMALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH RELIGIOUS RITES

      1. PART 1 Introductory

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.General prohibition

      2. PART 2 Sheep, goats and bovine animals

        1. 3.Restraint of adult bovine animals

        2. 4.Use and maintenance of restraining pens

        3. 5.Method of killing

        4. 6.Handling of sheep, goats and bovine animals during killing

      3. PART 3 Birds

        1. 7.Method of killing

        2. 8.Handling birds during killing

      4. PART 4 Rabbinical Commission

        1. 9.Membership

        2. 10.Supplementary

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      KILLING ANIMALS OTHER THAN THOSE TO WHICH THE EU REGULATION APPLIES

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Scope

      3. 3.Exemptions

      4. 4.Humane killing

      5. 5.Poultry, rabbits or hares bled for private domestic consumption

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      PROVISIONS OF THE EU REGULATION

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      CONSEQUENTIAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY AMENDMENTS

      1. 1.The Meat (Official Controls Charges) (Wales) Regulations 2009

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS (CERTIFICATES)

      1. 1.Operations in a slaughterhouse immediately before 1 January 2013

      2. 2.Simplified procedure for persons who have three years’ professional experience

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS (SLAUGHTERHOUSES)

      1. 1.Animals delivered other than in containers

      2. 2.Lairages other than field lairages

      3. 3.Field lairages

      4. 4.Shackle lines

      5. 5.Electrical stunning other than by waterbath

      6. 6.Electrical stunning by waterbath

      7. 7.Exposure to gas

  10. Explanatory Note

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